Kosher restaurant wanted for stately home

By Robyn Rosen, April 15, 2010

Kosher facilities are among a list of requests from Finchley residents campaigning for a stately home and park to become more accessible to the community.

Avenue House currently provides facilities for weddings and conferences but residents are writing to its trust to ask for a new kitchen to be set up for kosher catering.

More than 50 families are involved in the campaign and organisers hope another 300 people will sign up.

"The demographic of the area is primarily Jewish," said Jason Lurie, one of the campaign leaders.



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Masorti debates female rabbis

By Simon Rocker, March 11, 2010

Masorti rabbis debated how far the movement should embrace egalitarianism at a study day attended by 250 people at the New North London Synagogue in Finchley.

The participants included 90 guests from Europe, Israel and the United States who had come to the UK for the second Masorti Europe conference.


Special Pre-Pesach Event With Guest Speaker Rabbi Tatz

By KinlossLearningCentre, March 4, 2010
Tuesday 9 March
8:00pm - 10:15pm


Woman rabbi for Masorti?

By Robyn Rosen, February 18, 2010

New North London Synagogue could appoint Masorti's first woman rabbi as it is inviting applications from both sexes for the post of assistant minister.

The Finchley shul aims to have the new recruit in place before the High Holy-Days. He or she will work with teens and young adults - who make up 30 per cent of the 2,750 members - and will share pastoral duties with Rabbi Jonathan Wittenberg.


JCC Global Village - Coffee Tasting

By JCC, February 18, 2010
Monday 1 March
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Synagogue hosts Bafta party

By Jay Grenby, February 11, 2010

New North London Synagogue held its own Bafta party to raise funds towards its £4 million shul building.

Nearly 200 members and friends of the Masorti congregation enjoyed a conversation between writer, director and producer Sir Alan Parker and veteran film critic Barry Norman at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts in Piccadilly.

With credits as diverse as Midnight Express and Bugsy Malone, Sir Alan had a store of anecdotes to draw upon.


Kaddish Dropped after complaints

January 28, 2010

A WOMAN rabbi is distraught that an invitation to recite kaddish at the City Hall ceremony was withdrawn after complaints from “observant Jews”.

Rabbi Miriam Berger of Finchley Reform Synagogue was “honoured” to have been approached by Boris Johnson’s office. “But a few weeks ago I got a call asking to do a reading instead. They said pressure had been put on them not to allow kaddish by a woman.